Dozens brutally attacked at Delhi university after opposing 'anti-Muslim' citizenship law

Dozens brutally attacked at Delhi university after opposing 'anti-Muslim' citizenship law

Dozens brutally attacked at Delhi university after opposing 'anti-Muslim' citizenship law

A group of masked criminals on Sunday entered the campus of Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University to cause large-scale violence by attacking students and teachers.

But the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) claimed that its members were brutally attacked by students affiliated to Left student organisations SFI, AISA and DSF.

Around 200 masked men from a right-wing Hindu nationalist group stormed a university in Delhi tonight, attacking terrified students and their professors with wooden sticks and stones.

Local media reported that 20 to 30 people were injured.

"How did such a large number of people with rods in their hands enter the campus, that is what we are wondering about".

Sources said Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik and called for a report.

On Saturday, the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration had said that students agitating over the hike in hostel fees "ransacked" the server room and "intimidated" the technical staff, hampering the semester registration process.

The Congress alleged that the attack on JNU students was a "state-sponsored mayhem".

Ghosh and other students who injured have been taken to the AIIMS trauma centre.

Sitharaman said, "Horrifying images from JNU - the place I know and remember was one for fierce debates & opinions but never violence". It was also alleged that several teachers were beaten up during the rampage.

A research student told Scroll.in that the violence broke out after alleged members of ABVP began throwing stones at a protest march of students against the recent hostel fee hike proposal.

In a statement issued late at night, the JNU administration said, "A police complaint is being filed to bring culprits to book". This is the moment to remain calm and be on alert.

"They are pelting bricks.getting into hostels and beating up students".

We strongly condemn the violence on JNU campus. "Around 25 students have been seriously injured in this attack and there is no information as to the whereabouts of 11 students". "This is very unfortunate and highly condemnable, such acts of violence and anarchy will not be tolerated", the ministry tweeted.

The hashtag #SOSJNU has been trending on microblogging site Twitter ever since with tweets carrying photos of injured students. The JNUSU claimed that "ABVP members wearing masks were moving around on the campus with lathis, rods and hammers".

Professor Sood said about 50 teachers and 200 students had been holding a meeting on the campus when the masked attackers walked in.

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